Wednesday 06th January 2019 was the second 'This Girl Can' Water Polo event of this academic year organised by the University of Manchester Water Polo club. St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic College were invited back after a successful visit in October. We were the only school in attendance but still managed to keep the Uni of Manchester students busy with 34 of our girls taking part.
Unfortunately I was unable to accompany the girls as I was away with the U18 Boys team at their English Schools National Plate Final. However I only received positive feedback from those involved. Mrs Foster, who led the trip in my absence was very impressed with the girls from start to finish, a massive thank you for once again giving up your time, something the girls and I greatly appreciate it! Also a big thank you to Mr Hunt who stepped in at the last minute and to those who also volunteered to give up their time.
From the reports I have had from our girls captain, Sara Steinberg, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and got a lot of the event.
"This Girl Can was brilliant as always. We went through multiple types of defence and then put those into practice in a match against the university team. The younger girls seemed very enthusiastic in their earlier session." - Sara Steinberg.
The students from University of Manchester were very impressed with all our girls and were looking forward to working with them once again.
"As a club seeing as many people as possible enjoying sport is really important to us. It's been great getting to work with the girls over the last few sessions, seeing their improvement and enjoyment. We hope that they have the confidence to carry on, hopefully with water polo, but with whatever sports they choose. Thank you for coming, we had a great time, and were very impressed with the attitudes and enthusiasm shown as always. Keep it up!" - Anna Wynne
Well done to all involved!
The Squad: Sara Steinberg, Lydia King, Tamara Markey, Molly Sladen, Estelle George, Alex Rowe, Abigail Rowe, Chloe Rai, Sienna Harrop, Lilly Pryce, Amelia Brooksbank, Jessica Fullerton, Ava Chambers, Julia Szadkowska, Gabrielle Parker, Holly Smith, Lydia Abraham, Bhumi Mistry, Amber Parrington, Kirsten Kemple, Evie Houston, Severn Annakin, Silver Wardell, Rose Walker, Poppy Bower, Lily Webster, McRine Pastor, Ruby Martin, Ella-Mai Reynolds, Kitty O'Hara, Ruby Ambler, Natasza Czajka, Maisie Read, Charlotte Stothart
Coach Mr M Wright